Title:  Sr HR & Training Specialist

Job Req ID:  4402

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


Aramco has been mandated to implement a Maritime strategy across the kingdom and is seeking a Sr HR Specialist to develop the overarching human capital strategy for this important initiative.

The Director will lead the development of:  multiple compensation, benefits and grading structures; training and development strategies; organizational development strategies, policies, and procedures; as well as HR processes.  This strategic role will also build a robust domestic and international recruitment strategies to support blue- and white-collar workforces.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a “client relationship representative” with the holding company JVs, subsidiaries, and affiliates in order to establish and maintain clear lines of communication between Aramco and its partners.
  • Assist in the identification of staffing needs, and facilitate the development and execution of associated HR solutions.
  • Assist in the identification and new startup requirements, and facilitate the development and execution of associated HR solutions.
  • Explore opportunities for shared HR services resulting in efficiencies and improved services by leveraging economies of scale and technologies, which will be gauged by both quantitative and qualitative means.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with HR groups to develop solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Review the effectiveness of HR policies and procedures to identify the most practical approaches.
  • Deliver workshops and forums and coordinate relevant meetings to share lessons learned.
  • Conduct surveys and cost/benefit analysis to support policy reviews or applications of new procedures in determining feasibility of proposals.
  • Present and align with senior government stakeholders and HR leadership in Saudi Aramco, and identify external consultancies who would support the development of the strategy in areas of organizational development and compensation and benefits.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or a business/system related discipline, a Master’s degree and MCIPD or other professional HR certification are preferred.
  • At least 15 years of HR-related experience, of which at least five years must have Maritime and/or Oil & Gas Manufacturing, preferably in JV startups supporting due diligence, staffing, training, change management, as well as human capital program design.
  • Ability to initiate, lead, provide analysis, and make presentations related to assigned projects in the development and execution of various human capital solutions for JVs, subsidiaries, and affiliates.
  • Strong working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines including:  compensation, benefits, human capital management, organizational development, and training and development.
  • Ability and desire to work as a team member, and to train and mentor junior Saudis and new hires.
  • Proven ability to conduct studies and research on matters pertaining to existing policies, procedures, and programs, and to provide advice and guidance on policy interpretations to JV HR staff of all levels.
  • Fluency in Arabic is desirable.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA